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Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by Pickalittle, Sep 13, 2009.
You're no help
The ES 335 got here safely, was well wrapped, padded and packaged. The instrument is beautiful, not a flaw anywhere that I can see. Gibson Memphis "Certificate of Authenticity" in the case. Quality appears to be excellent. Action and set up are very good. I put on new d'addario 10s (it came with 10s also I believe). Specifics on this one: Gloss sunset burst finish (nitro I believe), block fret markers, "slim" neck (which I prefer as I usually play teles and a strat). Pickups are burstbuster, tone is great through DRRI, somewhat bright, not dark sounding but still warm. Chords/chord melody sound great. Will try in a Vibrolux also and then in a HRDlx at practice next week. I have put on Schaller strap locks.
I'll post pictures when I get the chance. Talk about a nice Christmas this year...
I think Chicago Music Exchange did an excellent job with the packing and delivery, their checklist was included in the case. First time I bought an instrument online/unplayed, this one worked out. Very glad I moved on this deal and I appreciate your positive comments.
^Glad you like it. Yes, it's nitro finish.
I live for situations like this. Although usually they don't exist for such a long time. Often there's only a handful, or one, guitar, priced insanely due to some factor that has nothing to do with the instrument.
I see there are still a half dozen or more available. Hard to compare specs sometimes, but these would normally run around $3300, I think. Even the best holiday discount doesn't come close.
Yamaha SA-1100 (1998) my wife and kids gave me for christmas. ALWAYS been a strat man, same strat for 19 years...
This guitar is awesome, HUGE sounding, WAY louder than the strat. Some very cool tones on the SA.
I still think my neck pickup is too high/hot. Going to lower it a littler more.
I had one and wish I had kept it and done this to it.
I'd like to buy a natural/blonde dot 335 and I've just found the one in attachment. I do prefer plain-top 335s but they're so difficult to find!
I was wondering in which year Gibson started releasing figured-top 335s, a long ago or rather recently? In other words, are figured tops a fad or classic?
Thanks for your help!
New member of this club!
1973 ES 335, excellent condition, all original except for tuners (now Grovers).
Original case still had the hang tag in it.
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Very nice! Just like mine only way shinier! That's a nice case too. Mine is apparently original with tags but the guitar fits so loose maybe in 1973 they improved the cases slightly
I just got this from Sam Ash. It plays beautifully and sounds just as good! The story is that it was sold in the Albany area in 1968. its a es340...but in 1972 it was sent to Gibson to fix the neck...It came back with a new mahogany neck dated 1972. Replaced by Gibson. Electronics were changed to 335. It has a lot of natural checking....A great guitar at a great price. Plus its returned back to the area it first was sold in 1968. So its a 1968 body with a 1972 neck. The other cool thing is the case. There is something about older wood. I've tried many newer 335's....but there is something about that older wood!
Love that look!
Here's my wannabe 1975 Guild Starfire IV.
@T-Bone I sat here for like 15 seconds trying to figure out what the graphic on the bottom of your guitar was. In the second picture- some sort of guy with his hands wrapped around the tailpiece? Is it a band graphic? Is it a statement on the meaning of music? Why would someone put some kind of super-subtle graphic on an Es-335? Actually, I kind of like it. I wonder if it costs a lot extra. What IS that?
If you're in Toronto I can arrange to post a pic of the same subtle graphic on your 335
Three Amigos .. '65, '58, and '59
@T-Bone you're from Toronto, sweet! I'm from Ottawa. I've been really temped many times to put a stop tailpiece on my walnut 335. Someone stop me
Ha! Well, sadly, not very close to Toronto. But it looks sharp- with or without the mystery graphic!
My Epi 335 Pro
Looks like I'm a newly legit 335 club member here after this past weekend. I'm still learning my way around the Gibson nomenclature but, as far as I can tell, this is my 2007 Historic ES-335 ’59 RI...w/stock P90's upgraded to SD Antiquities. Its the honeymoon period, I suppose, but I do love this guitar...
I'm not really sure what you have there besides a gorgeous guitar, but it looks like a long neck ES 330. ES 335s have PAFs and ES 330s have P90s. Hopefully someone will have the answer.
^Well, if it's the Musician's friend one, it won't be a Historic '59, then, I don't believe. Not sure what they were doing back in 2007.
And if it's a 330, where's the bail tailpiece?
I'm betting it's a special run 335. Nice burst!
Here's a Historic '59 330: